NUT Cymru Respond to school categorisation

NUT Wales Secretary, David Evans, said:

“With more schools in both the primary and secondary sector placed in the top green category, and all other categories seeing a decrease we can say this year’s figures are positive news. However, we should not misrepresent the fact that categorisation is but one model for evaluation and simply a snapshot of performance.

“School performance will vary for a number of reasons, including the different cohorts of pupils, funding available and other factors. What is crucial when dealing with these results is that they are used sensibly as a way to support schools in all aspects of the work they do.”

Primary Schools (Total number 1294)
Category This Year Last Year % Change (based on No. schools)
Green 355 294 5% increase
Yellow 737 753 1.2% decrease
Amber 180 237 4.4% decrease
Red 22 32 1% decrease

Secondary Schools (Total number 209)
Category This Year Last Year % Change (based on No. schools)
Green 54 39 7% increase
Yellow 81 82 0.5% decrease
Amber 53 65 5.7% decrease
Red 21 26 2.4% decrease
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